Tag Archives: ecosystem functioning

Can we use an American leaf shredder to assess sediment-associated metal risks in Europe?

In this post, Jochen Zubrod reports on their recently published paper “Is Hyalella azteca a suitable model leaf-shredding benthic crustacean for testing the toxicity of sediment-associated metals in Europe?”.

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“Don’t forget me”: aquatic insects, a disregarded taxonomic class in the assessment of fungicide toxicity in detritivorous invertebrates

In this post, Marco Konschak writes about their recently published paper “Waterborne and diet-related effects of inorganic and organic fungicides on the insect leaf shredder Chaetopteryx villosa (Trichoptera)”.

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New Project: Relationship between biodiversity and functions under stress

In this post, Mirco Bundschuh talks about a recently granted DFG-project “The relevance of the BIOdiversity TO FUNction relationship in heterotrophic aquatic systems under stress” with the unusual acronym “BIO2FUN”.

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Projects & theses on effects of fungicide contamination

With great wine comes great responsibility! Therefore, the working group “Quantitative Landscape Ecology” offers several projects/theses in a DFG-funded field study analysing effects of fungicide contamination on fungal communities and microbial leaf decomposition.

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At the pulse of time: transient effects may obscure biological effect monitoring

In this post, we talk about our recently published paper “Transient effects following peak exposures towards pesticides – an explanation for the unresponsiveness of in situ measured functional variables”.

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